Type

Seven hundred years before the coming of Christ, Isaiah foretold: “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel” (7:14). What does it mean that God became a man? What does it mean that in the very name Immanuel we have both God and Man in one person, the Lord Jesus Christ?

The Narrow Way

November 10, 2019
Matthew 7:13-14 shows that the way of salvation is narrow. In a Gospel marked by power and truth, its light shines brightly against the backdrop of falsehood and deception. Jesus leads His disciples for all time through to an understanding of the exclusivity of the one true God of heaven and earth, as revealed by Himself.
Jesus continues His discussion of the things that trouble believers by focusing on daily worries and anxieties. After teaching that Christians are not called to a pursuit of wealth and earthly gain (See "Treasure and Tragedy", Mat. 6:19-21; and "Single-Minded Devotion", Mat. 6:22-24)—which only leads to worry, He expands the logic of His argument to show that they are not in fact even to have anxiety even about physical needs.